First let me remind everyone I am not a videographer. Nor am I comfortable being in front of the camera – especially while I’m still recovering from Bell’s Palsy but… I do it for the charity and the breed I love so much. Second, I apologize for being out-of-focus for most of the video, but honestly I think I look better blurred. Third and final, this was done in one take. I felt like that was the only fair way to pick the winners – no retakes, so… as I made mistakes instead of cutting and doing it again, I just kept going.
Okay. Enough apologies and excuses. The winners, in order, are Loredana Gallo of NY # 187155; Lillian Ortiz (no relation to me) of CA #187340; Helen Draviczky of PA # 187342; Dawn Myers of CA # 187227; Patricia Hinkson of CA # 187400 and Jeanne McBride of CA # 187275. Your prizes will ship to the mailing addresses you provided via Paypal on Monday, July 1 by 2-day UPS.
We did have a lot of winners from California, but out of the 273 tickets more than half were from California residents (my home state). However, I must say, I’m supremely grateful for all the love we got from the 15 other states: AL, FL, IA, IL, IN, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, TN, TX, WA, VT. Again thank you all for the continued support and donations. I really am truly humbled by your encouragement and enthusiasm for our mission. I send you all my sincerest gratitude and appreciation. You and your dachshunds are wonderful gifts to our community and me. Thank you.
One last note: while I filmed the drawing results Rufus and Emily were fast asleep at my feet. Neither of them could be bothered to help me.
Hope you do another raffle next year!
Emily is so cute!! Rufus is so adoreable!!!!